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CSB/SJU in the Rankings

We admit it: we like to brag about ourselves. All colleges do. But it feels even better when others are saying great things about us. Here's what some of the most popular college guides (see our notes on the right) say about CSB/SJU:

Make sure you also read what college counselors from around the U.S. say about CSB/SJU.
 

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) was ranked No. 21 in the Peace Corps Top Colleges 2014 rankings, which recognize the top 25 volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country.

CSB had 11 alumnae currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers. The Peace Corps defines the term "currently serving" as those who were serving on Sept. 30, 2013. 

 



 


CSB/SJU was listed in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition" as an institution of higher education that "demonstrates notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation."

The Office of Sustainability at CSB/SJU is committed to the effort of creating a sustainable campus by focusing on the triple bottom line: equity, economy and the environment.

 


  

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Fiske Guide to Colleges included CSB/SJU in its 49 Best Buy Colleges in the 2012 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

"The schools' small sizes and strong sense of tradition give rise to the tight-knit community," the Fiske guide said in its review of CSB/SJU. "Together, the colleges have invested millions in facilities in recent years, including new and renovated facilities for art, music, theater and athletics; two new science centers; residential halls and a dining and conference center."

 


 

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The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have been recognized nationally by their peers in the U.S. News and World Report 2014 college rankings. Both CSB and SJU were again ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country.

The rankings include evaluations of 248 liberal arts colleges that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences. Criteria for the rankings include undergraduate academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving. See the news release.

 


 

Barrons

Barron's Best Buys includes CSB/SJU in its group of colleges that provide a first-class education at a more reasonable price.

 


 


CSB/SJU are among the top 120 liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly's 2014 rankings, which rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). See the news release.

 


 

Templeton

The Templeton Guide lists CSB/SJU among 100 colleges in the Templeton Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges that "exhibit a strong and inspiring campus-wide ethos that articulates the expectations of personal and civic responsibility in all dimensions of college life." Learn more at: www.collegeandcharacter.org.

 


 

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Institute of International Education (IIE) completes an annual survey of study abroad and ranks CSB/SJU in the top two bachelor's institutions nationwide for the number of students who participate in semester-long international study. Fifty-three percent of CSB/SJU students study overseas by the time they graduate. Learn more.

 


 


Kiplinger ranks CSB/SJU among their 2014 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges based on their definition of value -- a combination of academic quality and affordability.